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Old 09-13-2010, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default What ammo do you prefer to use with the 380?

With so many brands and different amount of grains, what do you prefer to use with a Hi-Point 380? I know sucky brands may cause jamming or whatnot. So I want to use good ammo that Hi-Point 380 users enjoy and prefer to buy.

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Old 09-13-2010, 03:57 AM   #2
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For standard plinking, Winchester White-Box is as good as any. I've only had problems with .380 choking on really dramatic hollow-points. For defense, it's hard to beat Hornady's Critical Defense loads. Cor-Bon hollow-points don't cycle well in my experience.

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Old 09-13-2010, 05:58 AM   #3
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Hornady Critical Defense consistently expands even after traveling through clothing and from the ballistic gelatin testing I have read about is nearly as deep a perpetrator as .38 spl. Others do not always do quite as well. I would think Cor Bond POWERBALL would do the same thing, but have seen no data on that.
For practice, whatever I make.

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Default Re: What ammo do you prefer to use with the 380?

I have never tried any SD ammo but have shot a bunch of non SD. They all have worked without any problems. I use whatever the range has handy the day I go. All the ammo is with a dollar of each other.

Here is my list;
S&B
Blazer
Independence
MagTech
American Eagle
Lawman
Tennessee Cartridge

Hope this helps.
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I've used this and it's decent stuff and it's about as cheap as I've been able to find.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/sellier-bellot-pistol-380-acp-92-gr-fmj-50-rds.aspx?a=148319

I bought 4 boxes for my BIL and added it to an order I had for a case of 7.62X54R so I didn't have to pay any extra for shipping. I thought 60 bucks for 200 rounds of 380 was a pretty good deal.

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How old is that? Is that Confederate money?

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Yep.......1973 I think.........

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I prefer .45ACP in my .380. Haven't been able to get it to work yet.

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I have tried all brands of .380 ammo in my highpoint ' and done the firing pin and spring swap with no change in function or accuracy ! Highpoint should know this gun needs fixing to be reliable .

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